About 15 minutes away from where I live is the Fremantle roundhouse, it's the oldest standing bulding in Western Australia and was built to serve as a prison for 8 prisoners and 1 room for the jailer, eh easier to do this
Was it love at first sight?
The Round House is the oldest building still standing in Western Australia. It is located at Arthur Head in Fremantle, and recent heritage assessments and appraisals of the precinct of the Round House incorporate Arthur Head.
It was built in 1830, and designed by Henry Willey Reveley, and was the first permanent building in the Swan River Colony.
Intended as a prison, it had eight cells and a jailer's residence, all of which opened onto a central courtyard. It was used for colonial and indigenous prisoners until 1886, when control of the Convict Establishment prison (now Fremantle Prison) was transferred to the colony. After that, the smaller Round House was used as a police lockup until 1900, when it became the living quarters for the chief constable and his family. Currently it opens to the public seven days a week. Entry is by gold coin ($1 or $2) donation.